Marco Piva Creates Contemporary Settings for all the Family ⇒ From Italy. Known for having an exciting, fluid and functional language transpire through his architectural creations, product design and interior design, his studio is a good example as a project that values differentiation and innovation in many areas of design.
Piva is a top reference regarding Italian architecture, interior design and product conceptions. He was a part of the establishment of Studiodada Associates (known for its impact as one of the most representative companies of the period of Radical Design) having thereafter moved on to open his own interior design studio during the 80s. From this time period to today, Marco Piva’s work has had an impact worldwide, proving once again that the Italian touch, when done right, is always special for an interior design project.
More than an architect or an interior designer, Marco Piva is an innovator who describes himself as being very much in love with what he does. He has a typically Italian approach to everything he touches, by giving his all in directing the many projects he has. Be it the project or the conception of the furniture and complements for many a-listers in this industry Studio Marco Piva manages to play and fuse a series of elements in a successful Italian take.
Marco Piva is known for having a careful approach to his projects, by studying and creating innovative design solutions best described as having unique compositional sobriety and stylistic freedom to them. Of course, he always has the care to adapt to the culture of the location of the project in order to create a relationship of respect with the client. We are talking of locations such as China, United States, India, Montecarlo, United Arab Emirates, Algeria and Albania. However, despite the differences in location and culture, all of Piva’s clients contact him for the same purpose:
“What they expect from us is a “special touch“ some “genetic design contribution” generated by our Italian Culture, link to an idea of life Style that is exclusively Italian. Our studio develops its activities starting first from the “background”of a specific territory if we talk about Master Planning, of a specific character of the surrounding city if is an architecture, of the mean of a new product if is the case of a piece of industrial design.” – Marco Piva
When it came the time to pick a marking project in Marco Piva’s career he knew the answer straight away: Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan. The main reason the architect gave for this choice was related to the fact that it was the one project where he had the chance of working on it as a whole, more specifically in factors such as its Architecture, the Interior Design, the Landscape, the Lighting, its Industrial Design and even on the choices for Artworks.
When asked about what changes he predicts or would like to see in the design industry his answer left no doubts: the fusion of technology and creativity is a focal point for the survival of contemporary design. He also pointed out that concepts such as sustainability, alongside sobriety and simplicity, are concepts that will remain essential regarding present-day design concepts.